Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.



New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

Katie Baingbridge

Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Join us for meditation at our new center!

6727 Flanders Drive, STE 102
San Diego, CA 92121
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Featured Programs

Friday Night Dreamers

October 28th—November 25th

Friday Night Dreamers: Why sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast! Reading: Dreaming Yourself Awake, Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Yoga for Insight and Transformation Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana Fall 2016

with Donna West

October 29th—December 3rd

The basic purpose of ikebana is opening to and expressing the sacredness, natural harmony and order of the world. Continue »

An Evening of Practice - The Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 3rd—January 5th (2017)

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice text composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala. This practice is meant for our particular time as a means of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice. Continue »

The Mind’s Play: Meditation, Contemplative Arts, and the Creative Life

with Lance Brunner

November 6th

This talk offers an introduction and invitation to include more play in our practice and or lives. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

November 7th

People new to meditation as well as more experienced practitioners who wish to refresh their technique will receive instruction in a relaxed, uplifted atmosphere. Encourage your family, friends or others curious about meditation to attend. Continue »

Dharma Study Group

with Eric Jinpa Heinz

November 12th

A monthly discussion group on a variety of dharma subjects. The current discussion is onThich Nhat Hanh's book The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching. No registration or prerequisites required. All are welcome. Continue »

2nd Sunday Dharma Talk

November 13th

A talk or contemplation led by one of our members during Sunday morning public sitting meditation, with time for discussion. Followed by refreshments at 11:00. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Community Gathering

November 13th—December 11th

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »